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Artillery batteries on site of one of Lebanon's biggest fuel reserve depots, setting oil storage tanks ablaze in east Beirut after four days of bombardment in an inter-Christian war in which at least 175 people have been killed and 900 wounded. The sixth cease-fire in three days between Gen. Michel Aoun's forces and the Lebanese Forces militia had turned within minutes Saturday into a storm of destruction remarkable even for Beirut.

The inter-Christian fighting erupted last Wednesday when the general demanded that the Lebanese Forces surrender its arms and disband in a bid to take full control of Lebanon's Christian enclave.

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